The third installment in our 2015 “Best of the Blog” series covers some of the most frequently viewed and shared infographics on the topic of patient wellness and prevention. While the first two best-of posts covered online marketing and A/R and collections, this time we’re focused on communication concepts and seasonal opportunities to build stronger patient relationships and improve quality of care.… Read more
The word “vaccinations” has never sounded so melodic.
The CDC recently posted its “12 Ways to Health” holiday song, covering many important ideas to guide your patients and their loved ones through a safe and healthy holiday. It’s a perfect example of how creativity can help your important patient communication break through the marketing-focused noise and clutter of the busy season.… Read more
December 6-12 is being observed as 2015’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. For many healthcare organizations, it’s a reminder to educate patients on the importance of their flu vaccination and what steps they need to take to get it. Click HERE to learn more about the national observance on the CDC website.… Read more
One week away from Thanksgiving Day, it’s time to start talking menus.
Thankfully, a Thanksgiving meal doesn’t mean we have to completely throw caution to wind with our food intake. In fact, a handful of menu substitutions can provide a healthier take on what will still be a delicious dinner (and a weekend’s worth of leftovers, right??).… Read more
In observation of American Diabetes Month, here’s an infographic from the CDC that educates us on the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in the United States and the costs associated with the disease. The infographic also shares insight on the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and suggests some steps individuals can take to prevent and manage diabetes.… Read more
Last week marked another milestone for TeleVox and our clients’ commitment to improving patient health through effective communication.
For the first time in TeleVox history, we delivered eight million healthcare notifications in a single week. Eight million! Those communications covered a wide spectrum of outreach opportunities through the patient care continuum, including:
- Appointment-Related Notifications – Confirmations, pre-registrations, insurance verifications and all of the other communication necessary to make sure patients attend their scheduled visits and have the best experience possible.
As November’s American Diabetes Month programs kick off and draw attention to a disease that affects 30 million children and adults nationwide, a TeleVox study highlights the importance of provider-patient communication in diabetes treatment and prevention.
Download Discussing Diabetes: The Essential Conversation That Could Change the Health of the Nation for a closer look at how increased engagement outside of the exam room motivates diabetic patients to gain more control over their health.… Read more
The CDC recently released January-March 2015 data in support of ongoing research to track leisure-time aerobic activity among U.S. adults, estimating the percentage of adults who meet the 2008 federal guidelines for aerobic activity based on household interviews.
For January-March 2015, 47.4% of U.S. adults meet the guidelines.
According to the CDC, the 2008 federal guidelines recommend that “for substantial health benefits, adults perform at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.… Read more
The American Cancer Society recently changed its recommendation for annual mammograms for women, moving the starting age back to 45 from 40. They also recommend that women 55 and older only get a screening every other year, rather than the annual exam.
But despite the recommended scaling back of mammograms among these age groups, the challenge still remains among healthcare organizations of finding an effective way to promote these exams to women who need them.… Read more
October is here, and you may have already noticed all of the pink-themed events, promotions and even football uniforms designed to raise awareness around breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness efforts have earned a huge amount of attention in our society during recent years – a wonderful trend that should make it easier for you to discuss the topic with your patients.… Read more